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Mary Fertakis, M. Ed.
Tukwila School District
Tukwila, WA

A 20-year school board member from one of the most diverse school districts in the country, Mary is overwhelmingly proud of her 2,900 student district south of Seattle.  She is a frequent speaker on issues of racial and economic equity, and you can meet her at this year's Annual Conference in Boston.

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CPE Briefing Room

Patte Barth, director of the Center for Public Education, provides a brief summary of their latest report, High-level academics + CTE = Success in college and careers

 

The last CPE Briefing Room video on the Educational Equity: What does it mean? How do we know when we reach it? is available in the National Connection library.

 

From The States

Technology in the Classroom

In this South Carolina School Boards Association podcast, listen to an interview with 4th grade teacher Maria Mayer as she integrates technology into her classroom.  Plus, you get to listen in while she links her class to a classroom full of students in another state. Click here to listen.

If your state school boards association has a great resource that should be shared around the country, let us know.

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Leadership Resource Center

The National Connection Leadership Resource Center provides nationally developed summaries and tools that inform and equip school boards with promising practices in school governance and leadership. The Resource Center is a collection of “how we did it” stories from districts across the country with examples of board meetings, improvement plans, accountability dashboards, and more. The resource center includes selected digital content from: Becoming a Better Board Member and The Key Work of School Boards.

Public Engagement Toolkit

An exclusive benefit of National Connection, the Public Engagement Toolkit is an online resource of practical tools to help school boards strengthen support for public education.